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Fearless Faith

Frustration response

Chicken behavior has long been studied for its contribution to, and partial explanation of, models of human sociology. Aside from establishing pecking order and other flock behaviors, chickens in particular exhibit a number of unique responses to frustration conditions, and just like humans, responses are variable.

When individual birds are highly stressed or frustrated they tend to react in surprising ways. One is to become more aggressive, targeting that which frustrates by taking it out on more passive birds. Anyone who has been chased across a chicken yard by a mean-spirited rooster can at...


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